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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102500 on: November 20, 2017, 05:09:11 AM »
Symphony No.3

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102501 on: November 20, 2017, 06:02:50 AM »
"I compose music because I must give utterance to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts." --- Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102502 on: November 20, 2017, 06:33:39 AM »
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102504 on: November 20, 2017, 06:40:49 AM »



Love me some Liszt.  The Années are boss, of course, and so, too, are the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses.  I didn't feel like doing comparisons of all the complete sets, but the Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude seemed like a good work to work through.  In the best versions, it's moving and profound.

I decided to put those off for a while and start with Isidro Barrio's recording.  The biggest issues with this recording have to do with the close, dry sound compounding the aural unpleasantness caused by the out of tune piano, and some other recording artifacts (eg, low frequency noise, static).  The playing is generally pretty good, and Barrio, after a somewhat shaky start, produces some beautiful, contemplative music, with the repeated rolled chords rather delicate.  In the Andante, Barrio plays with a lovely, poetic style, which carries over into the beginning of the Piu sostenuto.  In this last section, as it builds up to the climax prior to the extended right hand run, the playing sounds less secure, and the piano a bit rough.  As Barrio executes his the right hand run, the playing is not the most even or precise or best articulated, but again, there's a poetic aspect to his playing that works well.  He plays the last portion of the work very slowly, with a contemplative coda. 

This is not a favorite version, but Barrio's generally poetic approach and his generous, spacious timing make one wonder what he might have been able to produce with better engineering and a better piano.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102505 on: November 20, 2017, 06:41:05 AM »
Symphonie concertante:

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” - Claude Debussy

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102506 on: November 20, 2017, 07:02:12 AM »
New acquisition, first listen.

The music is good, but the performance and recording quite an ordeal to get through.

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/11/henriques-fini-1867-1940-orchestral.html?spref=tw

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102507 on: November 20, 2017, 07:05:28 AM »
Segerstam looks quite tidy and well groomed in this picture, almost presentable in fact. He’s usually more disheveled:



 :D

I admire its purity.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102508 on: November 20, 2017, 07:05:34 AM »
Chamber Symphony No 1.
Beautiful performance, perfect engineering, very engaging music.



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102509 on: November 20, 2017, 07:05:44 AM »
Nocturnes:

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« Reply #102510 on: November 20, 2017, 07:08:49 AM »


Philippe Herreweghe / La Chapelle Royale
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Release Date October 17, 1995
Duration01:17:21
Genre
Classical
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Recording DateFebruary, 1995
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Auditorium Stravinsky de Montreux

I fear the consequent to your answer, but I must ask:  How do you find this?
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« Reply #102511 on: November 20, 2017, 07:10:08 AM »
Chamber Symphony No 1.
Beautiful performance, perfect engineering, very engaging music.




Aye, Holmboe's work is especially rabbithole-perilous.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102512 on: November 20, 2017, 07:31:27 AM »
Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jesus



I need to listen to this a lot more.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102513 on: November 20, 2017, 07:33:48 AM »
Chamber Symphony No 1.
Beautiful performance, perfect engineering, very engaging music.



I should revisit these works by Holmboe.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102514 on: November 20, 2017, 07:37:25 AM »
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102515 on: November 20, 2017, 07:42:53 AM »
Copland’s Quiet City:

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” - Claude Debussy

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102516 on: November 20, 2017, 07:50:11 AM »
I had my fill of the interpretations of Kay Johansson and Andrea Macon in the complete organ works by Bach on the Hanssler edition.
After been halfway through the fourth disc I decided that enough is enough.

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/11/bach-johann-sebastian-1685-1750_20.html?spref=tw



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102517 on: November 20, 2017, 07:56:14 AM »
A second listen to this recent purchase ~



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Thank you my friend!  ;)

A fantastic recording.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102518 on: November 20, 2017, 08:03:38 AM »
A second listen to this recent purchase ~



Recommended by Harry:)

Thank you my friend!  ;)

A fantastic recording.

Yes! A really magnificent recording.
Good to see you back my friend!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102519 on: November 20, 2017, 08:10:28 AM »
Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jesus



I need to listen to this a lot more.

Is this a different Le Tombeau than the one on her Alto Ravel recording?